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2014-07-26

Polk County Jail refusing immigration detainers

The Polk County Jail is now among the growing list of local law enforcement agencies that are no longer honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant. Polk County Sheriff Bill McCarthy issued the order in…

posted 2014-07-26 16:05:26 by KXEL

Spike in heroin deaths alarms authorities

Authorities in eastern Iowa's Johnson County are reporting a dramatic increase in the number of heroin overdose deaths. In the first six months of this year, 10 heroin-related deaths have occurred in Johnson County.  That's a 233 percent increase from…

posted 2014-07-26 16:03:41 by KXEL

Teen driver hospitalized after rollover crash

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s office says a single-vehicle rollover crash sent the teen driver to a hospital Friday night. Deputies responded to the crash on Airline Highway west of North Canfield Road at about 6:30 p.m. Deputies said 16-year-old…

posted 2014-07-26 09:43:13 by KXEL

Rockwell Collins sells satellite business

Military contractor and commercial and private jet equipment supplier Rockwell Collins Inc. says it has completed the sale of its satellite communications business. The Cedar Rapids-based company says the business will be renamed DataPath Inc.  The business designs, manufactures and…

posted 2014-07-26 09:41:50 by KXEL

Man on trial in Cedar Rapids says he fired gun

A 20-year-old man on trial for first-degree murder in the 2012 shooting of a former women's basketball standout from Cedar Rapids, admitted at his trial he fire the gun that shot the woman but says he didn't intend to kill…

posted 2014-07-26 09:40:49 by KXEL

Fish absent from Iowa for 80 years discovered

The unexpected discovery of a sunfish near Muscatine not seen in Iowa in more than 80 years has fish experts perplexed and excited. Last month while collecting fish for an educational program, an Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries technician…

posted 2014-07-26 09:39:50 by KXEL

July 2014 may be among 10 coolest on record

Even though the beginning of the week seemed unusually hot even for an Iowa summer, the month of July as a whole has been unusually cool. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources in its bi-weekly water summary update says this…

posted 2014-07-26 09:38:53 by KXEL

2014-07-25

Branstad repeats support for renewable fuel

Gov. Terry Branstad is renewing a call to maintain the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply, after a report that the Environmental Protection Agency may scale back proposed cuts to renewable fuel production. Branstad issued his statement Friday.…

posted 2014-07-25 16:41:09 by KXEL

King heading to Texas for border discussions

Iowa Congressman Steve King says he'll travel to Texas this weekend to learn more about a surge in unaccompanied children from other countries who are entering the U.S. King announced he'll accompany Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on Friday on…

posted 2014-07-25 16:40:05 by KXEL

Cambridge man convicted in wife's shooting

A Cambridge man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife in April. A jury in Nevada returned the verdict convicting Jeremy Cory Friday afternoon Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes says jurors deliberated about 4…

posted 2014-07-25 16:38:31 by KXEL

Cook-Morrissey pleads guilty to drug charges

The mother of one of two slain Iowa cousins has pleaded guilty to drug charges. Misty Cook-Morrissey pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of delivery of methamphetamine in Fayette County District Court. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison.…

posted 2014-07-25 13:23:10 by KXEL

Man charged in Cedar Rapids shooting incident

A man is in custody following an early morning shooting in southeast Cedar Rapids. Police say a house at 1435 5th Avenue SE was struck by four shots shortly after 4:00 Friday morning.  No injuries were reported. As part of…

posted 2014-07-25 12:29:53 by KXEL

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